Nieder-Hilbersheim

Nieder-Hilbersheim is an Ortsgemeinde – a municipality belonging to a Verbandsgemeinde, a kind of collective municipality – in the Mainz-Bingen district in Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany.

Nieder-Hilbersheim
Coat of arms of Nieder-Hilbersheim
Location of Nieder-Hilbersheim within Mainz-Bingen district
Nieder-Hilbersheim in MZ.svg
Nieder-Hilbersheim is located in Germany
Nieder-Hilbersheim
Nieder-Hilbersheim
Nieder-Hilbersheim is located in Rhineland-Palatinate
Nieder-Hilbersheim
Nieder-Hilbersheim
Coordinates: 49°54′47″N 8°02′30″E / 49.91306°N 8.04167°E / 49.91306; 8.04167Coordinates: 49°54′47″N 8°02′30″E / 49.91306°N 8.04167°E / 49.91306; 8.04167
CountryGermany
StateRhineland-Palatinate
DistrictMainz-Bingen
Municipal assoc.Gau-Algesheim
Government
 • Mayor (2019–24) Rosemarie Jantz[1]
Area
 • Total4.59 km2 (1.77 sq mi)
Elevation
244 m (801 ft)
Population
 (2020-12-31)[2]
 • Total654
 • Density140/km2 (370/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
Postal codes
55437
Dialling codes06728
Vehicle registrationMZ
Websitewww.nieder-hilbersheim.de

GeographyEdit

LocationEdit

The municipality lies southwest of Mainz in the Welzbach valley and is characterized by agriculture. The winegrowing centre belongs to the Verbandsgemeinde of Gau-Algesheim, whose seat is in the like-named town.

HistoryEdit

In 933, Nieder-Hilbersheim had its first documentary mention in a document from the Seligenstadt Abbey.

In the endowment letter from the Disbodenberg Monastery in 1108, Nieder-Hilbersheim is mentioned for the first time as Hilbriedesheim

After 1300, the name Nieder-Hilbersheim first came up in documents.

In 1334 a church is mentioned for the first time, and is believed to have been consecrated to Saint Martin, which yielded today's coat of arms, which show Saint Martin cutting a piece of his cloak off for a beggar. At this point, the community belonged to the Electorate of the Palatinate Oberamt of Stromberg.

PoliticsEdit

The municipal council is made up of 12 council members, not counting the part-time mayor, with seats apportioned thus:

SPD CDU FWG Total
2004 3 2 7 12 seats

(as at municipal election held on 13 June 2004)

Culture and sightseeingEdit

Regular eventsEdit

The Nieder-Hilbersheim kermis (church consecration festival, locally known as the Kerb) is always held on the second weekend in September. A farmer's and craftsman's market is held each year on the third weekend in October.

Economy and infrastructureEdit

AgricultureEdit

Nieder-Hilbersheim grows grapes for both white and red wine, and also fruit and asparagus.

TransportEdit

The municipality is crossed by Landesstraße (state road) 415. The A 60 and A 63 autobahns can be reached by car in 10 to 20 minutes.

EducationEdit

Nieder-Hilbersheim has a municipal kindergarten.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Direktwahlen 2019, Landkreis Mainz-Bingen, Landeswahlleiter Rheinland-Pfalz, accessed 4 August 2021.
  2. ^ "Bevölkerungsstand 2020, Kreise, Gemeinden, Verbandsgemeinden". Statistisches Landesamt Rheinland-Pfalz (in German). 2021.

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